I LOVE the latest JetBlue effort to help areas affected by recent hurricanes. I hope some of you can join them for this offer. There’s so much help that’s needed right now.
Our family just got back from a great 10-day vacation in Italy and I’m getting caught up. There were a bunch of things I either missed or didn’t have time to touch base with all of you on. You’ll find a list of them below, with my thoughts: British Airways fuel surcharges are one of the very few major bummers I encounter with oneworld awards, especially given the “friendly” partner pricing United announced last year. View From The Wing to the rescue with a solution to help. Do this today! […]
What if you could meet the head of a major hotel chain’s loyalty program for drinks and ask them anything you wanted? What if they were the one buying you drinks? That’s exactly what Jeff Zidell, Senior VP of Hyatt Gold Passport is doing. And, you can win a free airline ticket and hotel room to join him at the event. Southwest Airlines is “expanding internationally”. I wouldn’t call this monumental news since they’re essentially transitioning existing AirTran service to Southwest planes. But, if you have a Southwest companion pass […]
Looks like Alaska Airlines is fighting back against Delta’s infringement on their turf with double EQMs on a bunch of routes where they compete. One Mile At a Time has the scoop and he also points out that Alaska is essentially one-upping their partner Delta. Delta announced expansion of routes such as SEA-LAX, SEA-SFO and SEA-LAS and double redeemable miles. Alaska included these and added some markets close by, like San Jose, Oakland and Santa Rosa along with double elite qualifying miles. Looks like these two won’t be playing nicely […]
It was just about a month ago when Hyatt announced they were forming a partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts for 13 properties to be added to the Hyatt fold. 6 of those were to be branded with the Hyatt name and we have some clarification on what that looks like. The first two all-inclusive properties to be branded Hyatt in Q4 of this year will be THE ROYAL Cancun and Barcelo Los Cabos. THE ROYAL will become Hyatt Zilara Cancun, go through a renovation and be focused speficically as […]